NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include welfare reform, livable wages, job discrimination, pay equity, housing, social security and pension reform, and much more.
Voting restrictions aimed at communities of color disproportionately impact women in those communities. A democracy can’t function this way. Your governor needs to hear from you today!
The Paycheck Fairness Act helps women fight the wage gap by requiring greater transparency from employers – who would have to show that wage differences are job-related and not gender-based — and protects employees from retaliation when they share information about compensation.
TAKE ACTION — Please urge your senators and representatives to take leadership in getting minimum-wage bills out of committee and to a successful floor vote!
Urge your senator to support the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act (S. 897)! Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently introduced this bill with the goal of offering students the same low interest rates that big banks pay.
April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013.
Women’s rights activists and conservative pundits alike need to take a look at women’s #RealPay.
I’ve always liked the saying, “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” It’s been in my mind as we observe Women’s History Month during the month of March.
The White House has confirmed that President Obama won’t include the “chained CPI” (a formula for reducing cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits) in his 2015 budget. This is a huge relief for women over 75, people with disabilities, and military veterans, in other words some of the most vulnerable among us.
GOP candidate for Senate in Michigan Terri Lynn Land finds herself in hot water over anti-equal pay statements made in 2010. Ed Shultz and Terry O’Neill (NOW President) discuss…. Read more »Read more
The New York Times Editorial Board writes: “[I]n representing the full-time wages of a working woman against that of a full-time working man, [the 77-cent figure] reflects overt discrimination as well as more nuanced gender-based factors, like the fact… Read more »Read more
Heidi Hartman writes for the the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: “The wage gap figure reflects a number of different factors: discrimination, lower earnings in occupations mainly done by women, and also the fact that women still tend to be the o… Read more »Read more
The pay gap in Louisiana is the second worse in the country, and women’s rights activists–including the Louisiana NOW president–are speaking out against the disparity…. Read more »Read more
Information from various sources on the necessity of Social Security and Medicare for women.
Women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. This disparity not only affects women’s spending power, it penalizes their retirement security by creating gaps in Social Security and pensions.
In 2002, the National Organization for Women named Walmart a Merchant of Shame as part of its Women Friendly Workplace Campaign. Walmart’s dismal record contradicts the worker-friendly image it projects to the public. Join NOW in its campaign to demand changes in Walmart’s unfair practices.
NOW also reaffirms Walmart as a “Merchant of Shame” as part of its Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign. NOW chapters continue to lead countless community demonstrations at Walmart stores around the country to educate shoppers about Walmart’s exploitation of women.